McLaughlin: What Ducks Must Do to Make CFB Playoff

Spencer discusses the path that Oregon needs—beyond winning out—to make the CFP

Posted on October 26, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


After six straight wins in which the offense has scored at least 40 points in every game, suddenly the Oregon Ducks are back where they started this season: very much alive for a College Football Playoff spot.

Their path may not entirely be within their control, but getting help in this situation in college football has a long history of coming to pass.

On today’s episode of Locked On Ducks, I discuss the path that Oregon needs—beyond winning out—to make the College Football Playoff.

With the SEC having 3 teams in the mix, the Big Ten having two, and the Big 12 having two (lest we forget Clemson), it’s a crowded field vying for those 4 coveted playoff spots.

But Oregon’s chances are not zero.

Oregon Ducks Logo Pac-12One listener wants to know if this feels like a new era of College Football for the Ducks with this new coaching staff who are impressing more and more each week.

How much of their success this season can be attributed to the new staff compared to what the previous staff did with a similar roster in 2021?

Plus, I look at whether it’s too early to start talking about reworking the contract for OC Kenny Dillingham.

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